Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA): 25th Anniversary

Americans with Disabilities Act 25th Anniversary LogoThis Sunday marked the 25th anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the world’s “first comprehensive declaration of equality for people with disabilities.” The law prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities and guarantees them “equal opportunity and access to the mainstream of American life.” Here’s a short introductory list of electronic resources related to the act.

The official legislative history of the Americans with Disabilities Act, Public Law 101-336: http://gavel.law.uga.edu/record=b1903244

The ADA Handbook http://askjan.org/media/adahandbook/PREAMBLE.html

For Veterans: ADA Rights for Returning Servicemembers with Disabilities http://www.ada.gov/servicemembers_adainfo.html

FAQs About Service Animals: http://www.ada.gov/regs2010/service_animal_qa.html

ADA Primer for State and Local Governments: http://www.ada.gov/regs2010/titleII_2010/title_ii_primer.html

ADA Enforcement: related cases and matters categorized by the title of the ADA under which the respondent is covered (e.g., Employment, Title I: State and Local Governments, Title II): http://www.ada.gov/enforce_current.htm

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